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Virginie Le Masson - Gender Advisor

Virginie Le Masson

Virginie is a Research Officer working for the Social Development and Climate and Environment programmes at the Overseas Development Institute in London. Virginie is also the Gender focal point for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.

Her research primarily focuses on the social vulnerability dimension of disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Her more recent work also aims to explore the linkages between gender-based violence, disaster risks and resilience.

With regular assignments in both south Asia and Africa, she delivers field-based research, vulnerability assessments and gender-awareness trainings, in collaboration with civil society organisations, NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement and United Nation agencies.

Virginie Le Masson's content

OPINION: How gender-inclusive approaches can improve the ‘bankability’ of climate projects

Sole Ahmed, Tesfaye Hailu and Alberto Paniagua discuss how gender-inclusive approaches have made their successful climate projects more 'bankable' - likely to attract investment. [more]…

OPINION: What does it mean for a climate project to be gender sensitive?

Sohel Ahmed, Tesfaye Hailu and Alberto Paniagua are among the experts who discuss how a gender-inclusive climate project could look in practice - based on their project development experience. [more]…

OPINION: Gender-sensitive Disaster Risk Reduction: What opportunities exist after Sendai?

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN''s Senior Advisor for India and Virginie Le Masson, CDKN's Gender Advisor, reflect on the possibilities for more gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction programmes offered by the Sendai Framework for DRR. [more]…

OPINION: Gender equality's a 'must' for climate compatible development to succeed

Virginie LeMasson of CDKN assesses progress on gender issues at COP20 in Lima and argues that gender equality must be a cornerstone of climate compatible development. [more]…

OPINION: A Step Forward? Assessing the Zero Draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Experts at the Overseas Development Institute and CDKN analyse the draft text of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and make suggestions for improvement. [more]…

OPINION: Ambitious and coherent? Reviewing the pre-zero draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

A team from ODI and CDKN respond to the Pre-Zero Draft of the post-2014 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the HFA2. [more]…

POLICY BRIEF: How should the new international disaster framework address gender equality?

The lack of attention to, and misunderstanding of, gender inequality prevents the effective reduction of disaster risks. This policy brief by Dr Virginie Le Masson and Lara Langston highlights the need for specific gender-related measures to be included in the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action. [more]…

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